I am sooooooo excited. The last few days have been really really busy ones but i am now the proud owner of my own little shop!
It located within Botany Bay where i have a small unit at the moment. It has all happened a lot quicker than i had planned but when i saw that my ideal shop had become available i just had to go for it. I am hoping to have the shop officially open by next saturday - fingers crossed. Tomorrow will be spent shopping for shop fittings (mainly at Ikea!). I had no idea how much work i would have to do, but i'm enjoying every minute of it.
The theme of the shop is gifts and handmade treasure from across the UK. I want it to be a treasure trove of handmade lovelies! I have found some lovely crafters and suppliers that i will be stocking and i will be posting more information about them on here as soon as i have sorted everything out.
Yesterday i payed a trip to SpringFair at the NEC. I had been planning to go for a few months but it has fallen at a really good time as it let me see lots of new and different products that have potential for my shop. It was a really busy day but well worth it i feel. I won't be able to buy wholesale on a large scale for quite a while as most companies have minimum order amounts of £300+ - its just not feasable for me yet.
I've been so busy sorting out the business and logistics side of things i haven't made a single thing all week :( I need to get making fast so i can have some of my own treasures in the shop!
As well as all of the shop madness i have also found time to pay a vist to Daisie, make a trip to SAMs, visit my mum and dad, clean my whole house to within an inch of its life, clean out the gerbils and the fish and i even slept a little too! I think it is the excitement that is keeping me going.
As i am planning to be open next saturday i want to make a special event of it - so suggestions for exciting opening day things are welcomed!